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Date:4/17/2009

y put on the patient's shoulders is going up," said lead author David Phillips of the University of California-San Diego.

People share prescriptions at an alarming rate, said boomer Dr. J. Lyle Bootman, the University of Arizona's pharmacy dean, who was not involved in the research. One recent study found 23 percent of people say they have loaned their prescription medicine to someone else and 27 percent say they have borrowed someone else's prescription drugs.

Reeves-Sain's MediPACK system has been available in nursing homes and assisted living centers through Reeves-Sain's extended care division, but the company saw an opportunity to extend it for general use. Because the medications are pre-packaged they can be ordered anywhere and Reeves-Sain handles delivery.

Reeves-Sain, founded in 1980 and locally owned throughout its existence, is a comprehensive medical operation, providing everything from medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, diabetes and oxygen services and a range of other programs such as an in-store soda shoppe. The company also operates a pharmacy-only service in the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic. For more information visit www.medipackrx.com.


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